The last color (which we call plum crazy) made the sign absolutely pop in a hurry. It was applied sparingly in key areas to enhance the depth and wonderful shadow areas of the sign. Dimension looks even better if it is painted right.
I let things dry for a while and went out to the sunshine to mow the lawn and enjoy the spring weather. When I came back I found the sign needed a little more dark glaze in the crown molding and in the lower areas of the top portion of the sign. Then it was time to put on two quick coats of the cream color on the lettering. The sign came together in an instant with the focus on the correct elements - the lettering. It is a sign after all and needs to do it's job.
Tomorrow the gilding of the primary copy will be the crowning touch.